A dark area under the toenail, which comes on suddenly, can be a result of some trauma or pressure to the nail causing some bleeding to occur. This will look like a dark area under the nail. If there is a lot of bleeding, there can be significant pain due to the pressure building up. Relieving the pressure can decrease the pain. One may become more susceptible to developing a fungal toenail as a result of the bleeding.
If you noticed a dark area under your toenail which has caused you pain and are not able to wear shoes, come see us for relief. We are just a phone call away at (760) 568-0108 or contact us for an appointment thru the website.